Groom-to-be PDEA agent dies in car mishap on his way to meet his bride

DAVAO CITY (April 16) –– An agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-BARMM) who is scheduled to marry his fiancee tomorrow (April 17) died in a car mishap Sunday night along the highway of South Upi, Maguindanao. Brig. Gen. Graciano Mijares, BARMM police director, said PDEA …

Seized exotic birds undergo quarantine

DAVAO CITY — The exotic birds confiscated during a raid in Davao Oriental will be quarantined to prevent the potential spread of bird disease. Karen Lou Deloso, provincial information officer of Davao Oriental, said Saturday the move was agreed between Governor Nelson Dayanghirang and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) after consultations with veterinarians …

4 bus drivers, 4 conductors tested positive of illegal drugs use-PDEA

DAVAO CITY (April 16) — Four bus drivers and four bus conductors of the 308 transport industry workers, tested positive of illegal drugs use in a surprise drug test yesterday at the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal (DCOTT). Antonio Rivera, director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA XI) told Newsline.ph, “We conducted the drug …

DFA sends team to Libya to help OFW’s as fighting to take Tripoli heightens, 121 killed

DAVAO CITY (April 15) — The Department of Foreign Affairs  has sent two augmentation teams to Libya to hasten the operation of the Philippine Embassy as fighting near Tripoli heightens. According to the World Health Organization, the fight near Tripoli has killed 121 people as clashes between Khalifa Haftar forces and those of the U.N.-backed …

Rape suspect in Alaska arrested in Pampanga

DAVAO CITY (April 15)— A suspected rapist in Alaska was arrested by the personnel of the Bureau of Immigration in Angeles City, Pampanga recently. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the American as 57-year-old Carmen Daniel Perzechino Jr. who was arrested April 4 by members of the BI Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) at his apartment in …

Morente orders probe on airport Immigration personnel allegedly involved in human trafficking

DAVAO CITY (April 14) — The investigation is ongoing on the reported involvement of some Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel in cahoots with human traffickers. Commissioner Jaime Morente announced that an impartial probe is underway for serious allegations against certain airport personnel. In a statement, Morente said that he will be looking into reports of …

No polls for House members in SoCot’s 1st, 3rd districts

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said there will be no election of congressmen in the first and in the newly-created third district of South Cotabato in the May 13 polls. “In case the position for member, House of Representatives for the First Legislative District, including General Santos City, of South Cotabato is voted upon …

Crop damage due to dry spell rises to P12-M in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The damage to agricultural crops here due to the prevailing dry spell brought about by the weak El Niño phenomenon has increased to about PHP12.4 million, as the drought affected more areas in the past weeks. Elsie Villanueva, assistant head of the City Agriculture Office (CAO), said Friday their monitoring showed that …